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  • She is a popular opera singer.
  • We’re going to the opera this evening.
  • It was opera.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • If I’m on my way to the store to buy a magazine, even, and somebody asks me where I’m going, I’m liable to say I’m going to the opera.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye

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  • He was a murderer who terrorized the opera house for years before kidnapping a young singer and trying to force her to be the love he was denied.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • That sweet little Donna Correlli was booed off the stage when she tried to sing opera.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • She has lived in this city her whole life. She can speak two languages. She can sing an opera.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • They ... used to be always seen together at the Opera, and wherever good music was going on.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • No expense had been spared on the setting, which was acknowledged to be very beautiful even by people who shared his acquaintance with the Opera houses of Paris and Vienna.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • I hear she went to the Opera on Monday night,
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband

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  • The next day, in the papers, the contender said he won because he sang along with opera.
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
  • Vorremmo vedere un’opera.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • She liked to discuss Amy, as if Amy were the heroine on a nighttime soap opera.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Like some guy in the soap operas his mom watched.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • Our army, which already had a lot of strange side businesses, like factories making cornflakes and fertilizers, had started producing soap operas.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • But it was only in the midst of this party, among my closest friends, that I realised I would be travelling back to the family I had grown from—those relations from my parents’ generation who stood in my memory like frozen opera.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • In addition to panoramic windows, it held an enormous chandelier that had supposedly been evacuated from the Paris Opera house hours before the first bomb fell on Western Europe.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • Opera singer?
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Crosby’s Opera House burns while pedestrians scamper to safety.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • Krakow was not only a historic city but also a cosmopolitan and glittering cultural center, full of theaters and cafés, an opera house and nightclubs.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Can you imagine Joe Pepitone ever going to an opera?
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • ) I try not to make a big soap opera out of the shark attack.
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • A vast promenade, mausoleum, acropolis, planetarium, library, opera house—everything marble and granite, everything profoundly clean.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • While I was stuck recovering all those months, I watched my share of bad soap operas.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • However, the intense Jewishness of the little scene—like a recitatif in some Yiddish comic opera—caused me to grow a bit apprehensive about another aspect of my onrushing encounter with Leslie.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • People think it’s such a hard read, but it’s really just a soap opera with lots of characters, people falling in love, fighting for love, dying for love.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • I was impressed by the aimlessness and sprawl of it, its cornices and columns, the elaborate ironwork door with its sense of a stage set, like a house from one of the Telemundo soap operas the doormen always had going in the package room.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Dorm sports results, soap opera story lines, city politics.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Bobbette yelled from the kitchen, where she sat watching a soap opera.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • That night, they watch soap operas together on the living room sofa.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • At Isabelle’s request—she has recently discovered opera—one night they attend a production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun, and now the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music, and the opera of voices pitches a key higher.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • He would listen to opera sometimes at night, closing his eyes, riding along with the magnificent voices as they dipped and soared.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Her family was rich and she was very refined-Lily was into books and opera— and we had black husbands, so we had that in common.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Plodding around the parade ground that winter, Louie and Harris befriended Frank Tinker, a dive-bomber pilot and opera singer who had been brought from Kwajalein with Garrett.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • They have left their opera-glasses at home.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The opera of "Parisina" was announced for representation, and the principal actors were Coselli, Moriani, and La Specchia.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Everybody was just waiting for the next chapter in the Hickam family soap opera.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • It’s nothing like on TV, where operating rooms are like pristine theaters that could accommodate an opera singer, and an audience.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Then after a while they hear gook opera and a glee club and the Haiphong Boys Choir and a barbershop quartet and all kinds of weird chanting and Buddha-Buddha stuff.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • Game shows, soap operas, infomercials, and talk shows were interspersed with commercials from ambulance-chasing lawyers.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Josephine Adamo is a complete waste not worth mentioning, and Tony Remeo’s problem is that he likes opera.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • There have been many reports of the Sorcerer’s Stone over the centuries, but the only Stone currently in existence belongs to Mr. Nicolas Flamel, the noted alchemist and opera lover.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • But yet we see around us every day the growth of new beliefs, which think themselves new, and which are yet but the old, which pretend to be young, like the fine ladies at the opera.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • He was forty-three years old and it was the opening night of Phaethon, an opera he had written at the age of twenty-four.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • It was a schoolwide joke-who could catch her buying a pair of pants from, or reading soap opera fansites.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Look at the way they go tearing up to New York and Boston to hear operas and see oil paintings.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Eliza opens the door and is seen on the lighted landing in opera cloak, brilliant evening dress, and diamonds, with fan, flowers, and all accessories.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • Mister Soap Opera Star.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • One night, when an operatic artiste had fallen ill, he had undertaken the part of the king in the opera of Maritana at the Queen’s Theatre.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
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